(The Creative Industry Group (CIG) on Thursday appealed to the relevant authorities to respond to thousands of Nigerians, clamouring for an end to excessive activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Mr Felix Duke, the CIG President, in an interview in Lagos said that such response go a long way to calm the ongoing protest in the country.
Duke however declared that he was in full support of the ongoing nationwide protest by teaming youths as the reasons behind the protest was in order and for the interest of all.
“People are can no longer condole the excesses of SARS, youths are angry which is the brain behind the ongoing peaceful protest, however something urgent neededs to be done to avert escalation.
“Personally, I am supporting the protest and subscribing that the EndSars campaign so that we can have a sigh of relief in the country because we can’t continue to be suffering in silence” he said.
Amb , Felix Duke said that SARS was a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCID) that handled crimes associated with armed robbery, car snatching and kidnapping.
The squad had been accused of unlawful arrests, torture, theft, unlawful detention, extortion and extrajudicial killings which sparked up the ongoing mass protests across the country.
According to him, the oppression and brutality by SARS is becoming unbearable and so the ongoing protest is a welcome development in the right direction and should be seen as such.
“My son fell victim to this heartless group called SARS on his way to an errand I sent him with my Jeep, he was arrested, his phone seized, switched off and detained for hours.
“In spite of identifying him self and explaining to them that the Jeep was his father’s and was on errand, their excesses are improper, unacceptable and must be eradicated,” he said.
The CIG President added that an arm of its body were into creativity and sometimes wear their handwork on their look by way of dressing as a way of exhibition to promote their profession.
The CIG leader said, the ‘EndSARS’ campaign became necessary as teaming youths were no longer enjoying freedom of movements contained in the Nigeria constitution under the human right freedom.
Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) on October 11 announced that a new outfit known as Special Weapon and Tactics Team (SWAT) had been set up to take over from disbanded SARS.
Meanwhile, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman had said in a statement that the Presidential Panel on the reform of SARS had accepted the five-point demand of the ‘EndSARS’ protesters.